Lyft Stories August 6, 2019

Uber and Lyft admit they cause more city-center congestion than predicted

A report jointly commissioned by Uber and Lyft has revealed that ride-sharing companies create significantly more city-center congestion than they’d predicted…

Lyft Stories March 1, 2019

Lyft beats Uber to ride-sharing IPO in search of $100M, reports $2.2B in revenue for 2018

Lyft has today officially filed its IPO with the SEC (via CNN) as it looks to raise as much as $100M under the ticker LYFT on the Nasdaq. The move comes as Lyft’s main competitor Uber is also expected to make its initial public offering soon.

Lyft Stories October 16, 2018

Lyft helping commuters with monthly subscription plan while Uber valued at $120B

Lyft has today announced its new monthly subscription plan to offer users easy access to the ride service as well as a nice price cut. It won’t likely improve its value compared to its bigger rival Uber who saw a possible IPO value stretch into the 12 digit realm…

Lyft Stories September 26, 2018

Lyft challenges people in 35 more cities to live without their car for a month

Back in July, Lyft offered to give $550 in credit to Chicago residents who proved they could live without their car for a month, substituting a mixture of Lyft, Zipcar, bike shares and public transit. It’s now offering a similar deal to residents in 35 other US cities …

Lyft Stories August 30, 2018

Uber and Lyft accused of using cheap and inadequate driver background checks

Both Uber and Lyft have been accused of placing rider safety at risk by using a budget background check service which fails to access the FBI criminal record database. As a result, the checks have missed the criminal records of at least 25 drivers …

Lyft Stories August 23, 2018

Lyft offering free and discounted rides to the polls on November 6

Lyft is teaming up with non-partisan organizations to offer free and discounted rides to the polls for those who might otherwise struggle to vote on November 6 …

Lyft Stories July 31, 2018

Lyft offers $550 credit to prove city-dwellers can live without a car

Ride-share companies often suggest that their services mean people no longer need to own a car, and Lyft is aiming to prove it – by offering a $550 credit to ditch private car usage for a month …

Lyft Stories July 27, 2018

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft making car congestion worse, not better, says study

One of the claims made by ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is being challenged by a new report, which suggests that they make congestion worse, not better …

Lyft Stories January 26, 2018

Seems it’s not a good time for ride companies. Following a whole series of allegations of questionable practices at Uber – some of them relating to abusing customer data – similar claims are being made about ride-sharing company Lyft

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Lyft Stories August 2, 2017

Lyft recently launched a charitable program called Round Up & Donate, and all through August the ride sharing service will be matching donations made with Apple Pay.

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Lyft Stories January 31, 2017

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Ordering a Lyft ride just got easier – in theory, at least – as it can now pull destinations from your calendar. Provided you give the app permission to access your iPhone calendar, you can select the ‘Add from calendar’ option under Destinations, and then tap on the event. This follows Uber introducing the same functionality earlier this month.

There is, though, a catch which is likely to limit the functionality for most people …

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Lyft Stories August 20, 2016

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While Apple made a $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing earlier this year, it apparently also held talks with Lyft, another popular car request service, regarding an acquisition. According to a report from the New York Times, Lyft has recently held discussions with handful of companies to discuss a possible acquisition, with Apple being one of them.

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Lyft Stories May 23, 2016

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Uber competitor Lyft is adding a new level of convenience to catching a ride from an app on your iPhone. Starting today, Lyft is testing scheduled pickup times so you can arrange a car to pick you up before the moment you need it. Passengers will be able to set pickup times up to 24 hours ahead of time from the Lyft app.

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Lyft Stories May 28, 2015

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As part of its Google I/O developer conference today, Google is offering some updates on its Google Places API for iOS as well as future updates arriving for its Maps app. expand full story

Lyft Stories October 10, 2014

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Thinkapps’ Build Blog has published a few designer mockups showing what popular third-party applications might look like on Apple’s new smartwatch with some interesting results. The apps were created by several different designers, and you can see that each app maintains some of the branding and design you’d expect while conforming to the smaller wearable UI and its new input devices like the Digital Crown.

Above you’ll find the design for Facebook Messenger, which features a contact view made up of circular contact photos with online indicators that closely resembles the watch’s home screen. The message view sports a single reply button that presumably uses the device’s built-in dictation capability to compose a response.

Below you’ll find designs for apps like Beats Music, Skype, Uber, YouTube, and more. Keep in mind that these designs are hardly official, but represent the types of user interfaces you might see when the folks in Cupertino release the Apple Watch early next year.

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Lyft Stories January 17, 2014

Video: Conan, Ice Cube, & Kevin Hart take a ride with the Lyft for iPhone app (Possibly NSFW)

If you’ve never been in a Lyft car, Conan has teamed up with rapper Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart to offer some insight on what the experience is like. Your move, Uber.

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